CULTURE, NASOPHARYNGEAL (NPC)

Test Code
LAB229

Alias/See Also
NPC

CPT Codes
87070

Preferred Specimen
Nasopharyngeal swab

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Transport Container
Nasopharyngeal swab culturette

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Swab collected from nose and not nasopharynx.



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